EVER SINCE George H. W. Bush’s September 11, 1990 speech, the phrase New World Order has become an intergral part of our household lexicon.
But who and what are the entities that comprise this global union? While the list is long (and growing longer by the week, especially when one includes NGOs — Non-Governmental Organizations — in the mix), there are a few basic bones that form the insidious and intrusive body of this worldwide leviathan.
The term leviathan occurs four times in the Old Testament — Job 41:1, Psalm 74:14, Psalm 104:26, and Isaiah 27:1. While some translators and scholars claim ‘leviathan’ is an ancient crocodile or even dinosaur, others (incuding this writer) see the term in both physical and spiritual terms. Physical in the sense of a sea or river ‘dragon’ (Job 41:1 — “Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord [which] thou lettest down?”), but spiritual in reference to Isaiah 27:1 that tells how the Lord will one day “punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that [is] in the sea.”A ‘sea’ in the Biblical sense refers not only to Earthly bodies of water but also to the ‘sea’ of the heavens — space. In this sense, leviathan can be understood as an undulating dragon that surrounds our world — the ourouboros or snake/dragon eating its own tail that encircles our world (also known as the ecliptic of the milky way galaxy).
Yet, leviathan, the beast that encircles the Earth as if to dominate, also describes a world system that will soon proclaim the ‘Dragon’ as ruler of this Earth. This ‘New World Order’ exists now, and it forms the body of foolish humanity who hope to find power for a little while during the Beast’s ‘tribulation’ reign. (See Revelation 13).
The political structure of this ‘leviathan’ will not arise overnight — it is here now, joined bone to bone, flesh to flesh, breathing, pumping blood, alive but headless — awaiting the coming of its chief — its HEAD, a head with a “mouth speaking great things and blasphemies…” (Revelation 13:5). Many believe the United Nations provides the bone and blood of Leviathan’s New World Order, but there are other organizations — some secretive and sinuous, others hiding in plain sight — that provide form and function the the rising beast.We’ll begin our dissection with an examinatino of the lumbar portion of this spine (for these ‘bones’ provide support and attachment for movement) — the so-called ‘groups’.
The Group of Ten (G10) — Established in 1962, the Group of Ten or G10 refers to the group of countries that have agreed to participate in the General Arrangements to Borrow (GAB). Currently, the G10 is made up of eleven industrial countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) which consult and co-operate on economic, monetary, and financial matters.In December 1971, the G10 signed the Smithsonian Agreement, replacing the world’s fixed exchange rate regime with a floating exchange rate regime.(Group of 10 Publications)
The Group of Eight (G8): — Originally called the Group of Seven (G7) until Russia joined. (Alhtough, sometimes the G7 still meets — without Russia. With ‘cold war II’ beginning, Russia may find itself the odd country out).The G8 is an international forum for the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.Together, the eight countries represent about 65 percent of the world economy. The presidency of the G8 rotates yearly. The presidency for 2007 belongs to Germany, which will host the 33rd G8 summit in Heiligendamm from June 6 to June 8.Recently, German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck advocated enlarging the permanent Group of Seven (G7) bloc to include emerging market countries.’It makes no sense for Russia not to be a full member,’ Steinbrueck told a news conference at the start of the G7 meeting of finance ministers and central bank chiefs in Essen, Germany “We are in a process of expansion of the G7, which the way I see it will eventually result in the full membership’ of Russia, he added.Steinbrueck included China, India, South Africa, Brazil and Australia among countries that should also be able to join the G7-G8 bloc.
Group of Fifteen (G15) — The G15, was established in 1989 and actually consists of 18 developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The G15 was created to foster cooperation and provide input for other international groups, such as the World Trade Organization and the Group of Seven (now called the G8) rich industrialized nations.The G15 is comprised of Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. The G15 seeks to reform the international banking system (IMF and the G10) through a stronger, joint representation. Despite differences on trade and other international issues, the G15 hopes to form a mighty bloc against the dominant G8 and G10. As of this writing, Iran heads the G15, having been elected in the fall of 2006.
Non-aligned Movement (NAM): — The NAM consists of over 100 member nations not otherwise aligned in ‘groups’ or power blocs.The group’s purpose as stated in the Castro’s Havana Declaration of 1979 is to ensure “the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries” in their “struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, apartheid, Zionism, racism and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics”.There is some overlap between this group and the G15. In fact, it was at the 14th NAM Summit held in Havana, Cuba from September 11-16, 2006, that Mahmoud Ahmadinajad was elected G15 president for 2006/2007.
Group of Seventy-Seven (G77): — The G77 is a working group within the United Nations. Established in 1998, the group actually consists of 130 member nations that, simply put, includes just about every nation in the UN except for the G8 member nations.Structurally, the G77 is broken up into ‘chapter’ with a ‘chairman’ in charge of each. The ‘Chairmanship’ acts as head of the collective body — Pakistan holds that honor for 2007.Recently, envoys from the G77 and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) troika visited Iran’s Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility to show support for Iran’s enrichment program.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, newly elected head of the United Nations, has already felt the power of such massive blocs and the G77 and NAM. While trying to enforce deadlines for his UN restructuring program, Ki-moon encountered a full-stop when G77 and NAM member nations refused to recognize ‘artificial deadlines’. More and more the complex construction of the United Nations is yielding to internal pressures from such blocs — and we may soon see a shift in the powers inherent with this aging geopolitical body.